During the quarter the Scoping Study into recommencing mining at its Plomosas mine in Mexico was completed with positive results at a base-case level as well as several potential areas where returns might be improved. Readers are referred to CZL’s announcement to the ASX dated 27 October, 2017, for full details.
The study focussed on mining the Tres Amigos resource on Level 5 using existing infrastucture. The Tres Amigos resource curretly comprises a total resource of 544,000 tonnes grading 11.2% zinc, 2.1% lead and 13.9 g/t silver (Table 5). Of this, 10% falls into the indicated category and the usual cautionary statements apply when considering scoping studies based on inferred resources.